Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge is specifically designed to communicate and generate a better understanding of Indigenous world views by exploring past and present histories in a culturally diverse and supportive environment. The course offers majors to prepare graduates for diverse professional pathways where a sound basis of Indigenous knowledge is required. Students begin studying these majors from their second year. Scholarship and contemporary academic development and standards in Indigenous and non-Indigenous contexts are a core component in preparing graduates for employment pathways.


  • 24 units (288 credit points)
  • 16 core units and one 8-unit major. In their final year of study, students can select from a diverse range of majors from other disciplines including education, law and justice, environmental science and engineering, business and tourism, arts and social sciences and health and human sciences.


  • Community and land management
  • Aboriginal health care

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Or TAFE and VET awards (Certificate III and above)
  • Or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
  • Or Work Experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)
  • Or Special Tertiary Admissions Test and Bridging and Preparation Programs

Study pathways

This course offers intermediate awards (early exit points) at Diploma and Associate Degree levels. Eligible graduates of the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge can apply to undertake the one-year Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours, as a pathway to the Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies.

Study information

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Further information

Graduates can pursue a range of careers in areas where an understanding of Indigenous issues is required. Depending on the units completed in the degree, graduates may be suited to positions in project management or administration with Indigenous organisations or in private or public sector areas such as health services, education and training, paralegal and social work, environmental management, humanities and the arts.

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